PITT COUNTY: Greenville Takes Precautions In Advance Of Sandy

Greenville public works employees are preparing for any heavy rainfall from Hurricane Sandy.

The Pitt County area could receive between 2 and 3 inches of rain, with some locations getting up to 5 inches.

This morning city crews were clearing out drainage ditches that are likely to flood with a lot of rainfall.

The city says there are certain areas that are prone to flooding during large rain events. Some of these areas are portions of Evans Street, 14th Street, Charles Boulevard, Green Springs Park, and Sterling Park Drive off of Thomas Langston Road. Residents are being urged to park their vehicles on high ground and never attempt to drive or walk through moving water across a roadway.

City officials do not expect extreme conditions from the hurricane, though heavy rain and 35 mile per hour wind gusts are likely.

Residents should make sure outdoor furniture and other yard items that could become wind-borne hazards be secured, while clearing storm drains near your home will help prevent any localized flooding.

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